they stepped into this bullshit:
But even as departments assess the incidents – and state authorities
investigate more deeply – the killings suggest an uncomfortable truth
about the Second Amendment itself, historians say: That it was at least
in part designed to give legal leeway to settlers to deal with Native
Americans and to stamp out slave rebellions in the South. Echoes of that
history still infiltrate the modern gun rights debate.
history of this country suggests that the Second Amendment [is] not
intended for people like the gentleman in Alabama, which is why he got
shot,” says Gerald Horne, author of “The Counter-Revolution of 1776.”
No matter how well and often this crap has been shown to BE crap, they still keep throwing it. Apparently crap-flinging monkeys have no other activity.
Two things pointed out that really need to be dealt with:
“We now live in a time where there are no longer clear rules of
engagement on the street for law enforcement, and where people who try
to help often wind up suffering the most – for trying to help,” says
Charles Rose, a law professor at Stetson University, in DeLand, Fla.
“As a side effect of the global war on terror, the military is very
well-trained in how to deal with noncombatants in volatile situations
without having to engage in deadly force,” says Rose, a former US Army
judge advocate. “US law enforcement is routinely trained to start with
deadly force. Those two mindsets don’t cross-pollinate very well, and I
don’t know that it’s law enforcement’s fault.”
On the first part: Why the hell not?" It's the JOB of the people who run and train departments to have exactly that: clear rules for use of force.
On the second: The hell it's not LEs fault. If you're training your people to go straight to deadly force that damned well is your fault. That troops in war zones have better training in this than the supposed-to-be peace officers is a damning fact, and departments with this problem better start dealing with it. Like they should have a long time ago.
And the next time you find out some training seminar is pushing that 'You're a street warrior' crap, throw them the hell out. And warn every other agency around.